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    From The New Yorker: It's almost as if New Yorker readers are profitably assumed to be part of an ideological tribe with as strong territorialist emotions -- How dare Bad Guys defile the sacred turf of Berkeley? -- as Glasgow soccer hooligans beating tourists from Milan. But if you were as lucid as, say, Berkeley...
  • Does UC Berkeley ever sponsor left-wing speakers?

    I am sure it does. It has left-wing professors like Judith Butler. Still, it would be interesting to compare how many hours of views like Ann Coulter it gets per year, versus how many hours of left-wingers.

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  • To Bill Gates' credit, he periodically announces that some education reform fad boondoggle he has credulously financed has failed empirically. For example, in the 2000s he dropped a huge amount of money on "small learning communities," but then in 2009 came the news: And now, from Education Week: So good for Bill for hiring RAND...
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    If you believe in the blank slate, and if you notice the vast diversity of student outcomes in schools, then it seems obvious that schools can be radically improved, and that some scientific experiments will show us how.

    Gates is known to be a huge fan of Steven Pinker. Has he read The Blank Slate?

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    "Has Gates read The Blank Slate?"

    Have you? ;-)

    Pinker's book makes the case that the blank slate theory is false, not true, so someone who had read the book and bought into its ideas would not believe that school reform would have any lasting consequences.

    The problem for a guy like Gates is that he has to act through other people. Anyone he could hire is going to be pre-koolade-ed. School districts you try to work with will be staffed with kooladed administrators, many of them black, since you don't need to pass cognitively demanding praxis tests to be an administrator, so it's a good place to diversify the staff.

    The same with corporations. Do you want a more rational HR department? Who can you hire? Anyone "qualified" is an SJW. Do you tell your board or VCs that you want to spend 20 percent of your time on developing independent HR people rather than on core product stuff. Even if you did, outside counsel would be full SJW and tell your HR people the are legally required to do this and that.
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  • From the NYT Opinion page: Obviously, all those potential immigrants out there around the world are just itching to move to the middle of nowhere rather than, say, the Los Angeles Megaloplex. After all, immigrants to Australia always pass up expensive Sydney for the elbow room of Alice Springs. And whoever heard of an immigrant...
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    Jewish newspaper. Jewish columnist. Idolizes Israel. Condescending. Claims superior morals and intelligence. Cites anti-Semitism. Lectures us on what is un-American. Makes comparison to Israeli immigration, but skips the part about Israel only letting Jews in. Doesn’t mention Hitler, but trashes Trump as if he were Hitler.

    These guys are getting very predictable.

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    Roger that.

    But, you 're wrong because bored identity learned this about Mr. Stephens from McMuffinpedia:

    "In addition to his neoconservative foreign policy opinions, Stephens is known for being part of the right-wing opposition to Donald Trump."

    NYT,WSJ,NBC News, and The Jerusalem Post would never hire a right-wing bandit-editor in chief to poison the well.
    , @anon

    Jewish newspaper. Jewish columnist. Idolizes Israel. Condescending. Claims superior morals and intelligence. Cites anti-Semitism. Lectures us on what is un-American. Makes comparison to Israeli immigration, but skips the part about Israel only letting Jews in. Doesn’t mention Hitler, but trashes Trump as if he were Hitler.

    These guys are getting very predictable.
     
    You just described all mainstream media of the Anglosphere.
    , @Them Guys
    Every article like this kosherized clowns, just causes me to buy more ammo. Then I alert my rural white neighbors to such articles and infos and agendas, then they too go buy more ammo.

    Because America is far past any voting or political methods of a real Fix ever happening now. So that leaves just One major option. And the more these lib and neocon and kosher clowns keep pushing, the faster it all is going to break out. I sure am very glad I was not born into any of named clown groups. For once they start it all off...They will run and find no places to hide from 50+ Million royally pissed off real americans that created and maintain this nation of America. It will turn a typical Boot out event into a Take out event.


    And with each day that passes now, most every of the nations biggest population group of Boomers, has less and less to lose. This has obviously been a huge miscalculation on the part of the clowns and kosherized fools eh....I think they long ago planned these agendas to wait until most boomers grew too old to fight etc....But changes in lifestyles and medical etc. has created what used to be an too old man or woman of past eras, into a much more youthful group in general, even though being same old person ages as in past eras.


    In other words, unlike every of the 109 prior nationwide Boot-Outs the kosherized have experienced in past 1800 years, this time around they will likely discover that they have bit off way more than they can ever jew. And so too will those African and Mexican ghetto dwellers and gangbangers once they start the ball rolling. Most every rural White I know of is chomping at the bit, and have been this way a long while now.
    , @dr kill
    I won't really know how to react to this article until Max and Jen check in.
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  • There has been a big campaign in recent decades to promote cycling on city streets, which is a little odd because there haven't been many improvements in bicycle safety since I got flattened by a car while riding home from school in 1972. A modern car might have 100 safety improvements over the car that...
  • Wow, this post sure triggered a lot of bicyclist-haters. Lighten up, guys. The bicyclists have a right to use the road also.

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  • From the Phoenix New Times: Arizona Legislator: 'There Aren't Enough White Kids to Go Around' in State Schools ANTONIA NOORI FARZAN | JUNE 13, 2018 | 11:33AM Update, June 14: After the publication of this story, Governor Doug Ducey, Arizona Republican Party Chairman Jonathan Lines, and Arizona Chamber of Commerce CEO Glenn Hamer released statements...
  • Here is the wrong part: “60 percent of public school children in the state of Arizona today are minorities.”

    If the kids are 40% white, then the whites are minorities. It makes more sense to say that the schools are 100% minorities.

    The following sentences are just obvious facts.

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  • From The Guardian: Einstein's travel diaries reveal 'shocking' xenophobia Private journals kept by the scientist and humanitarian icon show prejudiced attitudes towards the people he met while travelling in Asia Alison Flood Tue 12 Jun 2018 12.32 EDT Last modified on Tue 12 Jun 2018 19.25 The publication of Albert Einstein’s private diaries detailing his...
  • @Rosie

    Well that’s just incorrect. Einstein was ok with Germany until he was run out of German academia for being Jewish.
     
    I don't know anything about Einstein's biography, so for all I know he may have been treated disgracefully.

    However, seem to be working from the assumption that Einstein had a right to his academic post in Germany. What is the basis for this assumption, and does it not imply that no one may be fairly deprived of X on account of their identity as Y?

    Did Einstein identify with non-Jewish Germans? What do you mean by "ok with Germany"?

    Einstein later wrote, “I have always condemned the use of the atomic bomb against Japan.”

    http://www.doug-long.com/einstein.htm

    Einstein wanted to nuke Germany, but not Russia or Japan. That should tell us enough about how much he liked Germany.

    Yes, Germany was suspected of working on an atomic bomb, but so were Russia and Japan.

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    • Replies: @BB753
    Didn't Oppenheimer, who was a commie, also have misgivings about using nukes against Japan and the USSR? Those sweet nukes were meant to kill evil Germans.
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  • Roger says: • Website
    @Daniel Chieh
    To be fair, he went to the end of his life trying to prove and hoping that quantum mechanics would be wrong. The notion that reality is based on some sort of indeterminable randomness is pretty annoying. In fact, he basically stated as such:

    Einstein further refined his position, making it completely clear that what really disturbed him about the quantum theory was the problem of the total renunciation of all minimal standards of realism, even at the microscopic level, that the acceptance of the completeness of the theory implied.

    In this context, “realism” has a funny meaning. Realism is the belief that quantum mechanics should model aspects of atoms and particles that are not observable, so that the theory can tell us what is really going on in the atom.

    The trouble is that the behavior of atoms and particles are not like anything in our ordinary experience, so attempts for a more intuitive realistic understanding of the sort that Einstein wanted have failed.

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    “Liberal” is not the right word for Einstein. He was a member of several Communist front organizations. He was a Commie.

    He wrote, “It would be a pity if these Chinese supplant all other races.”

    It would be much more racist to say that it would be a good thing for Chinese to supplant all other races. Apparently it is now considered racist to have any opinion on the matter at all.

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    Well played.
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  • What if ... Trump's North Korea policy turns out to be a huge success, the economy continues to boom, the GOP maintains control of the House this fall, in October 2019 Trump shares the Nobel Peace Prize with the North and South Korean leaders, and the next day he announces that, mission accomplished, he is...
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    If Trump is not running in 2020, then I expect that someone will figure it out by then.

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  • I sometimes use Social Justice Jihadi. Or how about this?
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    The term “social justice warrior” has the merit that it is not an offensive slur, like “commie” and some of the other suggestions. The SJWs are proud to be battling for social justice.

    The term pozness needs some explanation. I think it has something to do with people who are proud to be HIV positive, or people who wish to show solidarity with those who are HIV positive, or those who like the way HIV positivity unifies the gay community. I am not sure exactly, so I hope someone explains it.

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    I am not sure exactly, so I hope someone explains it.
     
    I think it has something to do with bug-chasing.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bugchasing
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  • From the Los Angeles Daily News: A term much used on Cheech & Chong albums 45 years ago, although I'm not sure how much since then. A Starbucks spokeswoman, in a voicemail on Thursday, said that “this kind of mistake is unacceptable” but would not elaborate in a follow-up email on on why she believed...
  • How did we get to the point where a sheriff decides the intent of a barista using the word “Beaner”?

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  • From The Guardian: What do you say to a four-year-old white supremacist? Race issues A child’s uncensored racist commentary is a harsh reminder that while society has moved forward, the book on discrimination isn’t closed yet Lamees El-sadek Thu 17 May 2018 06.00 EDT Last modified on Thu 17 May 2018 14.13 EDT ‘The issue...
  • Roger says: • Website

    Having spent a lot of time with 4yo kids, I think that the story is plausible.

    The bizarre part is the reaction of the Africans. What kind of jerk call a 4yo child a “white supremacist” for merely noticing skin color and making an innocent comment?

    It is a fact that whites usually marry whites and brown skinned folks usually marry the brown skinned. Maybe he figured it out on his own, or maybe an adult explained it to him. It is not a statement of white supremacy.

    It is bizarre to be so unsettled by such a casual remark from a 4yo child. Kids often say things that adults consider inappropriate.

    It is also bizarre to say, “Did we just return to the 1960s?” The 1960s ended 50 years ago, and it is extremely unlikely that these Africans were in the American South at the time. They were not returning to anything. Their imaginations have gone wild, both about the 1960s and today.

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    • Replies: @Saxon
    A lot of these profoundly sick people think whites existing or refusing to mix themselves out of existence is "white supremacy."

    It's what I've seen termed as biological Leninism. This idea that whites have to have our genes redistributed to groups that can't perform on our level.
    , @Anon
    Some 40 year old White college SJW profs today are telling the students little anecdotes that when they were younger the White prof and a black friend were banned from entering a restaurant or the swimming pool when the White was a young adult.
    These incidents didn’t just occur in the south of course, but all over the US

    That would be around 20 years ago decades after segregation ended. It’s all lies of course.
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  • In my continuing attempt to cover the Jordan Peterson Phenomenon without sitting through dozens of hours of videos, here's an appreciative article in Esquire by Wesley Yang: Yang is a fairly sizable journalistic talent whose career was sidetracked in recent years by some personal problems, which he says Peterson's lectures helped him get over. Much...
  • Roger says: • Website
    @Harry Baldwin
    I'm fascinated by the fact that Jordan Peterson has caused Vox Day to to go completely off the rails. I don't get it, honestly. Can't a man have many things to say that you find interesting and worthwhile, and others you disagree with without it causing you to condemn him unreservedly?

    This used to bother me about the late Lawrence Auster, whom I considered brilliant. He would condemn someone like Matk Steyn as completely useless because while he opened many people's eyes to the dangers of Muslim immigration, he didn't come out and demand that it be ended. (Subsequently, Steyn more or less has done so.) But if Mark Steyn is performing an enormous service in an important area, why is it necessary to condemn him because he doesn't go quite as far rhetorically as you would? It's not as if Steyn is setting policy, after all. He's expressing opinions that may influence people to question the reigning narrative, and the result of that may change policy.

    Steve and others say that Peterson is “a high-brow traditionalist pro-Western civilization intellectual.”

    Vox Day says the opposite, more or less.

    http://voxday.blogspot.com/2018/05/darkstream-jordan-peterson-is-globalist.html

    http://voxday.blogspot.com/2018/05/the-dog-whistler.html

    I am still trying to figure it out. I want to give Peterson credit for refusing to use weird pronouns, but that was the position of 99% of the population until a couple of years ago. That could either show that he is principled, or that he is just slow to adapt.

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  • From The Forward: Is Jordan Peterson Enabling Jew Hatred? Ari Feldman May 11, 2018 Wikimedia/Forward Montage... Jordan Peterson is a public intellectual adored by neo-Nazis, white supremacists and conspiracy theorists. ... Part of why people on the far right like Peterson is because he is not afraid to talk about the Jews, and he has...
  • That article has a lot of innuendo, without actually saying that Peterson is wrong about anything. I get the impression that truth is not the main concern of the Jews who are quoted.

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    You might as well have omitted the last three words.
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  • From Child Development: This was one of the weirder shibboleths to gain massive publicity in this century. After all, talk is cheap. So it's hardly surprising that poor children hear a fair amount of talk.
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    I never believed the claim that babies and toddlers benefit from hearing spoken conversations with a large vocabulary. I believe that toddlers are better off hearing a restricted vocabulary, so that they can better understand meaning and syntax. That is much more important that being to recognize a lot of words.

    So I was skeptical about that 1995 research anyway.

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  • Tully stars Charlize Theron as a 41-year-old mom having her third child with her suburban nice guy husband, played by Mark Duplass. It's from the team of screenwriter Diablo Cody (a ridiculous stripper name) and director Jason Reitman, who made the surprisingly insightful Juno in 2007. When Cody won the Best Screenwriting Oscar for her...
  • @Steve Sailer
    It's not really a horror plot twist.

    The ending is modestly upbeat with somebody unexpected helping out.

    Modestly upbeat ending? Okay, I will take your word for it. I don’t know how upbeat it can be when a new mom turns out to have a severe mental illness. Such things are not usually curable.

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  • @Anon
    Read the review. Third child at 41.
    The worst thing about this site is the 90 year old male virgins endlessly yapping that women should get married and have 3 kids by the time they are 25.

    If you want that to happen these things are necessary.

    1 An economy where young people find family wage jobs at 20.

    2. Housing costs commensurate with the average workers wage.

    3. Men eager to marry between 20 and 22.

    And you are the same 90 year old male virgins who endlessly denounce the black and Hispanic 15 to 25 year old women who have several kids at a young age.

    Aren’t they doing exactly what you want, having babies at a very young age?

    And how many children do you have and how old where you and your wife when they were born.? Your post shows such complete ignorance of economics and employment trends of the last 60 years that I seriously doubt you have children or have been married.

    A lot of other changes would be needed to get people marrying and having kids younger. There would have to be cultural and legal changes to undo what has changed in the last 50 years.

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  • Tully is being marketed as a romantic comedy, while it is really a horror movie. Is that right?

    If so, I think that you should tell us the Big Plot Twist. People should not get Rosemary’s Baby when they are expecting a romantic comedy.

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    It's not really a horror plot twist.

    The ending is modestly upbeat with somebody unexpected helping out.

    , @MEH 0910
    I don't care about seeing this movie, so I spoiled the plot for myself by looking it up at Wikipedia. I can confirm what Steve said, that the plot twist is not a horror plot twist.

    Now Pandorum, that movie had a (sci-fi) horror plot twist(s).

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wAfG-KuOeI
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  • From The Guardian a pretty good column making an a priori case against genetic differences in intelligence: I suspect the quotes around "races" might have been the editor's choice, not the authors's. Perhaps. But it doesn't seem to have happened for most other species. I cou
  • Roger says: • Website

    It is amazing to see evolutionists deny evolution. How does he think that evolution ever worked, without group differences in heritable traits? If conditions drove the evolution in intelligence in the first place, then they can still drive differences in intelligence.

    As others have pointed out, humans have lots of advantageous traits over animals. Probably the biggest is being social. We can form very large societies. You do not see this in other animals, except mainly ants and bees.

    It is not clear that high intelligence is needed for sociability. Maybe societies have to kill of their most intelligent members because they exploit the social structure for their own good, or because they don’t believe in the gods.

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    We can form very large societies. You do not see this in other animals, except mainly ants and bees.

    The biggest difference, beside the societies being larger, is that human societies, unlike animal societies, are not necessarily or entirely kin-based.
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  • In the Wall Street Journal, heavyweight paleoanthropologist John Hawks reviews David Reich's Who We Are: Thus, my latest Taki's Magazine column is entitled "Ghosts of Africa." By the way, is the West African figure really "up to half"? I thought the latest estimate for Yorubans was eight percent. Half would be immense. Update: Okay, Reich...
  • Can someone please filter out all the PC euphemisms, and tell me in plain english what the new research found?

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    Agree. I don't know if Steve is attempting to be funny or sarcastic or what.
    One thing that did stand out is Reich's refusal to have a DNA test because caucasians with high IQs do not come from the loins of Abraham. The land of Ur is current day Iraq, where the people are extremely dark and the average IQ is in the mid eighties.
    Reich knows the Ashkenazi average IQ of 115 did not come from Abraham.
    It came from Khazaria (Russia).
    So can we trust Reich? Can we trust Sailer?
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  • From the Washington Post: Aristotle, father of scientific racism How the famous philosopher paved the way for books like “The Bell Curve." By Matthew A. Sears April 6 at 6:00 AM Matthew A. Sears is an associate professor of classics and ancient history at the University of New Brunswick. Race science is back. To be...
  • The article ends with: “let’s work on identifying and rectifying the contexts that lead to low scores on IQ tests in the first place.”

    If DNA is leading to those low scores, then how is he going to rectify it?

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  • From the New York Times: Jordan Middle School in Palo Alto is being renamed along with Lewis and Fred Terman Middle School. Terman school was going to be renamed after interned Palo Alto high school grad Fred Yamamoto who volunteered for the US Army's Fighting 442nd regiment and was killed in combat in Europe. But...
  • The article is about Asperger Syndrome, not Asperger’s.

    The term is just a slur against those with a nerdy personality type. It has been taken over by pop psychology, and abandoned by serious workers. Go ahead and keep using the term, but remember that it is widely misunderstood.

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  • From a site called Orgtheory: race, genetics, and the lure of forbidden knowledge (guest post by ann morning) Ann Morning is an Associate Professor of Sociology at New York University. Her book, The Nature of Race: How Scientists Think and Teach about Human Difference, was published by the University of California Press. Recently geneticist David...
  • “Races,” as described by Linnaeus in the 1700’s or on the U.S. census of 2010, group Koreans, Mongolians, Sri Lankans and Pakistanis together (as the “Asian” race);

    No, this is false. You can read the 2010 Census race questions. The questionnaire distinguishes between Koreans, Chinese, and Asian Indians.

    Saying “suggestion that race has been overlooked until now” is also wrong. No one suggested that.

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  • In recent years, it has been discovered that many human beings not from sub-Saharan Africa trace a few percent of their DNA back to two mostly extinct species, the Neanderthals and the Denisovans. But what about Africans? Do they have lost ancestors of their own? A preprint: New Results Recovering signals of ghost archaic admixture...
  • I thought that the Out Of Africa theory was disproved when it was shown that non-Africans have Neanderthal genes. And again with the discovery of Denosivan genes.

    The Out Of Africa theory was used to claim that all humans are essentially the same. No one wants to give up that claim.

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    • Replies: @ThirdWorldSteveReader
    First sentence: no, it wasn't disproven by the admixture events in Eurasia. The remaining 96-98% of the non-Neanderthal, non-Denisovan DNA came from the same source of that contributed to 93-100% of African gene pool, and is still more likely to have originated in Africa.

    Second sentence: indeed, it has been used as such - wrongly used, though; there is nothing in OOA theory that precludes further evolution after dispersal.
    , @Yirmil
    The reality Africans are the only humans while, all other racial groups are African/Subhuman hybrids. Actually Jews because of rampant inbreeding would probably have the most Subhuman genes in a modern human hybrid population.
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  • Well, no, that's not exactly what they mean. Okay, let's try: Uh ... no. That's closer ... From the New York Times: For example, society used to give movie directing awards to creep
  • Google had this problem with its Google doodles. So it quit recognizing straight white cis males, and finding every excuse it could to put diversity into its doodles. Maybe the NY Times obituaries will do the same.

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    Google had this problem with its Google doodles. So it quit recognizing straight white cis males, and finding every excuse it could to put diversity into its doodles. Maybe the NY Times obituaries will do the same.
     
    Of course, coincidentally, today's Google doodle commemorates a British white male, Sir William Henry Perkin, who accidentally discover purple dye. Way to go!
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  • In Vox, liberaltarian Will Wilkinson explains: The immigration debate is about whether Latinos are “real Americans” Democrats debate policy as Trump pursues a radical ethnonationalist agenda. By Will Wilkinson Feb 22, 2018, 12:30pm EST ... The Americanness of Hispanic Americans ought to be indisputable. Spanish colonial culture precedes English colonial culture in North America. Coronado...
  • Even if Spanish-American settlers were real Americans, what does that have to do with Mexicans?

    Mexicans speak the same language as Spain, but not the same as the USA.

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  • From the New York Times: When everybody knows they should be problematicizing romantic relationships between women and men. "Interrogation" is a favorite word
  • I hated “Pretty Woman”, but I have met several women who loved it. I even had a nanny tell me that her mom says that it is her favorite movie of all time!

    So it appears that a lot of women like those sexist stereotypes.

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    Every woman loves Pretty Woman. It combines two of women's deepest archetypes: Cinderella and The Whore.

    Pretty Woman is a cynically brilliant product of Hollywood, because it is irresistible to women.

    No amount of social engineering will change the natures of men and women. Entertainment that ignores this truth will ultimately flop. Producers are going to find themselves in a state of cognitive/financial dissonance.
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  • From the New York Times: Morton, of course, was a 19th century scientist libeled by Stephen Jay Gould in his 1981 bestseller The Mismeasure of Man. Gould fantasized that Morton must have done his experiment on skull capacities wrong out of racism. When 21st Century scientists replicated Morton's experiment, they found that Morton did it...
  • The Out of Africa theory claimed that an African migration from about 50,000 years ago completely displaced all other hominids, and that modern humans are essentially the same as what left Africa at that time.

    The theory has been refuted by Neanderthal and Denosivan DNA. The Africans interbred with other hominids, and did not completely displace them. Furthermore, there has been considerable human evolution in the last 50k years.

    Saying that Neanderthal contribution was only 2% makes it sound insignificant, but there is currently no agreement about the significance of that 2-3%.

    The average of 6% and 15% is 10.5%, not 12%.

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    Round, even numbers are more aesthetic and Sailer went higher (12 vs. 10) as a form of intellectual gentlemanly-ness. In this context, there's no need to penny pinch the WeWuzKangz crowd.
    , @Hubbub

    The Out of Africa theory claimed that an African migration from about 50,000 years ago completely displaced all other hominids, and that modern humans are essentially the same as what left Africa at that time.
     
    And, according to demographic projections by the UN, aren't we due for another 'out of Africa' this century? The Great Wakandan Flowering - or, rather Deflowering.
    , @Anon
    If Neanderthals were so great, how did sub-Saharan Africans manage to defeat them?
    , @Pat Boyle
    NIH has a group studying the Neanderthal admixture issues.

    https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-017-06587-0

    The have coined a new term "NeanderScore" that measures the amount of the genomic contribution of the Neanderthals. Apparently the method of deriving the percent of Neanderthal contribution is different from that used by 23andme and yields a larger number.

    Let me point out a mistake that most readers of this blog would never make. DNA is a blueprint for development so a small proportion of the code may result in almost any proportion of the resultant
    tissue. So it is possible,for example, for a difference in 2% of the DNA to result in a 50% difference in brain structure.

    We see this phenomenon in software too. The as shipped difference between the two versions of Microsoft's NT operating systems - the client version and the server version - was tiny. Just a few lines of code that switched the installation process from one path to the other. But when installed the two versions were radically different in their functions and capabilities.

    Most of the human genome is concerned with coding for structures that will be the same for different versions of humans. For example the code for the composition of bones or sweat glands is probably the same between species. This is why 98% (or whatever) of the DNA in chimpanzees is the same as that in humans. So if I have just 2 or 3% admixture from Neanderthals as 23andme tells me I do, that is potentially a huge difference. We can't say with any certainty how important it is based on a simple calculation of the percentage of SNPs.

    The allele that causes Huntington's Chorea is a single SNP. Yet there are at least a hundred thousand SNPs involved in the Neanderthal admixtures. We simply don't know what changes they made to the Out of Africa AMH's who mated with them.

    Forgive me for pointing out this obvious point to the sophisticated iSteve blogosphere.

    , @Charles N. Steele
    Average of 6 and 15 is 10.5. But 6% and 15% are ratios, so unless they are ratios of the same thing (same sample size, here), weighting them equally would be misleading. For example, if Study 1 found 6 of 100 to be X (6%) and Study 2 found 30 of 200 to be X (15%), then 36 of 300 were found to be X (12%).

    I didn't read the original study so don't know whether it referred to same sample size, but this is a proper way to average averages.
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  • From Politico: That damn William Wilberforce got in the way of economics. While the program might seem crazy at first, it would not be that different from the existing H1-B progra
  • Yes, let’s keep debating all the pros and cons of expanding the modern slave trade.

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  • From the Associated Press: What could possibly go wrong? Anyway, haven't there been cotton-picking machines since 1943? Do we really need all that many cotton-pickers? After all, that was the starting point of Nicholas Lemann's 1991 bestseller "The Great Migration" about how the introduction of a mechanical harvester to the cotton fields during the early...
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  • In the New York Times, David Brooks offers a ray of hope for you miserable American non-immigrant losers: So that's why "the case for restricting immigration is pathetically weak," as David recently explained in the NYT. The new world requires a different sort of person. Drayton calls this new sort of person a changemaker. Changemakers...
  • Someday historians will wonder why we imported millions of unskilled laborers, just as the robots were destroying the need for them.

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    Someday historians will wonder why we imported millions of unskilled laborers, just as the robots were destroying the need for them.
     
    Historians are going to have a fricking field day with studying the decline of the West. It's going to be *the* topic to explore. Next to this "why did the greatest civilization destroy itself?" question, everything else will pale.

    I just hope, they'll be some Western historians studying it--not just Chinese ones. Cause that will mean we turned it around--in at least in a remnant--and saved some piece of ourselves.
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  • From Nature: Perhaps Ms. Nordling is related to O.J. Simpson's character in The Naked Gun? ... Decolonization is a movement to eliminate, or at least mitigate, the disproportionate legacy of white European thought and culture in education. According to advocates, this is not just about increasing the number of black scientists, although such racial ‘transformation’...
  • Has Cape Town run out of water yet? That will be a sign of decolonization.

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  • From Eidolon, a very woke online classics (Greek and Roman civilization) magazine edited by Donna Zuckerberg: Nobody who writes for Eidolon ever seems very happy with her career choice. Each author seems to perceive her work-a-day existence in the poorly paid field of classics as a nightmare of microaggressions. Perhaps you all should just abandon...
  • Supposedly Donna Zuckerberg is writing a book attacking the Alt Right. I am looking forward to it. Anyone have an update on it?

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  • From The Atlantic: Why Public Media Has a Sexual-Harassment Problem Hollywood was one thing. But inoffensive, taxpayer-funded media? GILLIAN B. WHITE 7:00 AM ET BUSINESS ... Within the span of a few weeks, accusations against other high-ranking and well-known figures have surfaced in the public-broadcasting realm, leading to their dismissal or suspension from organizations including...
  • As I write this, Scott Simon on NPR News Weekend Edition is doing a rant on why he refuses to say “First Lady”. The term is sexist, and not mentioned in the Constitution.

    https://www.npr.org/2018/02/03/582902910/why-i-dont-say-first-lady

    With this mindset at NPR, they probably have a very expansive view of what sexual harassment is.

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  • What if there is no sexual harassment, and each report is some sort combination of female fantasy and political statement. Then where were you expect a lot of reports?

    NPR.

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  • From the New York Times: I respond, at length, in my new column at
  • Statistician Gelman trashes Brooks again:

    Consider the following range of responses to an outsider pointing out an error in your published work: …
    4. Avoid looking into the question, ignore the possible error, act as if it had never happened, and keep making the same mistake over and over. …
    David Brooks is a pretty solid 4 on that scale, which isn’t great but in retrospect is like a breath of fresh air, given the 6’s and 7’s we’ve been encountering lately.

    http://andrewgelman.com/2018/01/30/education-maternity-leave-breastfeeding/

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  • Amazon tycoon Jeff Bezos recently became the richest man in the world and, in nominal terms, the richest man of all time. Today's net worth: 116.6 billion. Bezos personally owns the Washington Post. It's his plaything, unanswerable to Amazon's outside stockholders. So, what did Bezos just do with all that freedom? Now that's Diversity! Good...
  • It is useful to have columnists who are consistently wrong. I am automatically suspicious of whatever he is promoting.

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    Mark Steyn was a bit like that for me back in the first term of Bush Jr. He was quite obviously Conrad Black's messenger boy back then, so if Steyn was saying something, one could be sure that was the current neocon sales pitch. Black had handed over his Telegraph Group and National Post in Canada to the Richard Perle gang back then, so following Mark Steyn was almost like getting it straight from the neocon lie machine directly.

    People prefer to forget what Mark Steyn, Tucker Carlson and Ann Coulter were pushing back then but it's worth remembering sometimes. A lot of Iraqis are dead but at least Steyn writes fun songs about cats and gives those SJWs hell on Carlson's show!
    , @Achmed E. Newman
    Yeah, I read Boot's whole natural contrarian array of opinions above, and I am truly surprised there's NOT A SINGLE ONE that I agree with! I know it's not chance alone, but just WTF are the odds of that?

    Even columnists and commenters here that I agree with 95% of the time still write some things that I don't agree with. (It still surprises me, but it shouldn't I guess.)

    At the local level, I have had the same feeling with neighbors. As far as one to the west of me goes, there is not a thing I'd ever agree with her on, even shrubs and ground cover. She's big into the lefty politics, so whenever some off-year election comes up, I can just look over to her yard and know exactly who or what to vote against. It's a real time-saver, I tell ya'.
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  • From the Palm Springs Desert Sun: Problems such as having unbroken windows and both eyes. The Broken Windows theory of economic growth suggests that nothing will boost property values like golf balls no longer being blocked from smashing windows in this neighborhood.
  • The more these articles complain about invasive plants and animals, the better. We need more public awareness.

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  • The New York Times editorial board is mad that the Constitution makes it harder to fire federal appeals court judge Alex Kozinski than it has been to fire most of the other guys caught up in Weinsteingate: That's not terribly judicious behavior, especially for a guy with about a 180 IQ. Like Harvey Weinstein, James...
  • Heidi Bond complains that her career was derailed, but she went on to clerk for two US supreme court justices, and to be a law professor.

    Also she writes pornography for a living now, so I don’t think she would have been shocked to have been asked about porn.

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  • From the NYT:
  • Did the orangutan success vary with the ethnic background of the humans?

    Does this mean that we are headed for Planet of the Apes?

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  • From Salon: Who knew that public radio was a veritable hotbed of poorly specified sexual misconduct? While details of any of the allegations against either broadcaster remain unrevealed at this time, Laura Walker, president and CEO of New York Public Radio said “NYPR is committed to taking all appropriate steps to ensure a respectful, equitable,...
  • The witch hunt continues. Guilty until proven innocent. Except that it does not appear that anyone is going to be proven innocent, or even to get a fair hearing.

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  • The Jerry Sandusky sex scandal of 2011 remains one of the worst sex abuse cases involving a public figure. Sandusky was one of the top assistant coaches in college football history, the linebacker coach at Penn State, which came to be known as Linebacker U. He retired after a career at Penn State from 1969-1999...
  • @Damn Crackers
    What everyone is forgetting is four things:

    1. Sandusky was investigated in 1998 for bad behavior in the shower by PA State authorities and was found by them innocent.

    2. McQuery never told Coach Paterno he witnessed a rape.

    3. McQuery during the Sandusky trial eventually broke down and changed his account of what he saw. Because the defense showed McQuery never witnessed an abuse/rape, Sandusky was never convicted of what the public thought was the worse crime. THERE WAS NO ABUSE IN THE SHOWER ACCORDING TO THE SANDUSKY TRIAL!

    4. Paterno was the only man who suggested that Sandusky should be kept away from the PSU gym for liability reasons after the 1998 investigation. This is in a footnote in the Freeh investigation:

    https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/396512-report-final-071212.html

    All this occurred because the state authorities found no problems with Sandusky "horsing around with boys" in the shower at PSU. If they did, there would be no second guessing as to the witnessing of the 2001 or 2002 (the exact times isn't even known by McQuery) act.

    Paterno, the AD, the head of Public Saftey Assistant Dean (PSU cops), and the President all assumed that McQuery saw the same "horse play" that was reported early and found to be innocent. He could never admit to them or on the stand that he witnessed actual abuse or rape, regardless what he told the Grand Jury.

    BTW, I do believe Sandusky did abuse those boys. But since the initial state investigation found no evidence of wrong doing in the showers, that led to the behavior of the officials which in hindsight looks so awful.

    All of this and more is to be found on the Framing Paterno website:

    http://www.framingpaterno.com/

    The real issue isn’t whether Sandusky ever inappropriately touched a boy. This was a huge national news story because Penn State was alleged to have a football culture that openly tolerated anally raping young boys.

    I would be very shocked if such a thing could exist in America today. From the evidence I see, it did not.

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  • @James Kabala
    Do you realize that three of those officials are currently in prison? Not just convicted and let off with a fine, but actually in prison. I am not sure where you got the idea that Paterno has been the sole scapegoat.

    About $100 million was bled out of Penn State. A lot of bloodsuckers were in on it, and to justify it, they had to blame top Penn State officials. So they had to be framed and convicted. Follow the money.

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  • @Art Deco
    ” And apparently waited several weeks to tell authorities and had the date wrong by many months in later testimony. T

    I think he spoke to Paterno the next workday and Paterno notified the higher ups the day after that. All of this occurred in 2002, so any statement he gave to investigators would have been 9 years after the fact, so getting the dates wrong would not have been all that surprising.

    If you were a 25yo top athlete witnessing an old fart anally rape a young boy in a college shower, would you (1) intervene, and save the boy; (2) call 911 and make a police report; or (3) suddenly make an issue of it 9 years later in connection with your lawsuit against the college for millions of dollars?

    McQueary chose (3), according to his own story.

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    1. He wasn't altogether sure what he'd seen.

    2. He discussed it with Paterno who in turn informed senior administrators, all within a matter of days.

    3. Again, the university police department is law enforcement in Centre County, Pennsylvania. The Sheriff's department and municipal police have between them only about 90 sworn officers.
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  • @Steve Sailer
    Paterno could have had Sandusky barred from using Penn State's facilities. Who exactly was in higher places in Pennsylvania than Joe Paterno?

    Paterno did ban Sandusky from bringing boys onto the campus in 2002. He also said that any criminal allegations should be reported to the police. What more would you want him to do? Nobody told him of an anal rape allegation.

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    I think it was the athletic director who debarred Sandusky from bringing Second Mile youths to the facilities.
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  • @AndrewR
    Cliff's notes for the low-info and/or low-IQ folks out there:

    All the charges against the Duke boys were dropped and the prosecutor was disbarred (although admittedly he should be spending the rest of his life in prison).

    Haven Monahan didn't exist, and his lack of existence was a primary reason that he was not charged with any crimes, let alone convicted of any crimes.

    Jerry Sandusky exists, was charged with crimes, and was convicted of almost all of them.

    Hope that helps!


    That sort of collective tolerance for anal rape of young boys is not something that happens anywhere in America.
     
    Admittedly, the US has, for decades, been a place where the pendulum is tilted in the direction of protecting children at the cost of innocent adults having their lives ruined over false allegations.

    However, the US is also a place where tens of millions of people treat certain sports teams, college football in particular, with god-like reverence, hence the reluctance of Paterno to risk rocking the boat and the reluctance of so many people even to this day to believe that Paterno was morally culpable for looking the other way while Sandusky was raping boys.

    The Sandusky case was a case of two major societal hysterias/obsessions colliding.

    If Sandusky had been a college hockey coach, the head coach wouldn't have thought twice about making sure the allegations were fully investigated.

    Unless you are truly just trolling, it's clear that you have absolutely zero faith in our legal system, so just say it. Either way, you should never be allowed around children.

    There are other examples of child abuse prosecutions based largely on wild accusations and public hysteria. In some cases, men (and women) went to prison, only to be exonerated later.

    You’re right, I have zero faith in our legal system when 100% of the evidence is from recovered memories of events from many years earlier.

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    Agreed. Extending the statute of limitations on some of these crimes is a bad idea. If you don't report it in the first couple years, or after you're a legal adult, I seriously doubt your memories.

    It's good that all these accusations are coming out now, but the old ones shouldn't be used as evidence. My only hope is that it encourages victims to speak up right away. Maybe it's just a conversation or a rebuke that needs to happen, but reconciling it promptly drives away the guilt and shame that can dog a person's life.
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  • @James Kabala
    Doesn't McQueary count as a witness?

    I also don't really remember recovered memories being involved, although I am open to correction on this point.

    For that matter, I also do not remember these supposed predictions that it "was widely assumed at the time that this would pull back the curtain on all sorts of cases of seemingly straight football coaches raping youths."

    Yes, McQueary counts as a witness. However, he was also a plaintiff who sued for millions of dollars, and collected. And there is no record of him ever saying anything about anal rape until many years later. By his own admission, he did nothing to intervene in whatever it was that he saw.

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  • @Jay Lan
    I don’t claim Sandusky’s innocence, but there is a strong case to be made for it.

    http://www.framingpaterno.com

    The case against Sandusky is as wildly implausible as those against Duke lacrosse and Haven Monahan. You have to believe that Sandusky would take underage boys to a semi-public college shower, anally rape a boy where others can see him, have McQueary see it and not make any attempt to stop it or call police, have McQueary only realize that he witnessed a rape years later, etc.

    There were no witnesses against Sandusky except for those who had recovered memories many years later, and who were suing the college for millions of dollars.

    The Sandusky case was unique because of an eagerness to create a financial liability for the college. That sort of collective tolerance for anal rape of young boys is not something that happens anywhere in America.

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    • Replies: @James Kabala
    Doesn't McQueary count as a witness?

    I also don't really remember recovered memories being involved, although I am open to correction on this point.

    For that matter, I also do not remember these supposed predictions that it "was widely assumed at the time that this would pull back the curtain on all sorts of cases of seemingly straight football coaches raping youths."

    , @AndrewR
    Cliff's notes for the low-info and/or low-IQ folks out there:

    All the charges against the Duke boys were dropped and the prosecutor was disbarred (although admittedly he should be spending the rest of his life in prison).

    Haven Monahan didn't exist, and his lack of existence was a primary reason that he was not charged with any crimes, let alone convicted of any crimes.

    Jerry Sandusky exists, was charged with crimes, and was convicted of almost all of them.

    Hope that helps!


    That sort of collective tolerance for anal rape of young boys is not something that happens anywhere in America.
     
    Admittedly, the US has, for decades, been a place where the pendulum is tilted in the direction of protecting children at the cost of innocent adults having their lives ruined over false allegations.

    However, the US is also a place where tens of millions of people treat certain sports teams, college football in particular, with god-like reverence, hence the reluctance of Paterno to risk rocking the boat and the reluctance of so many people even to this day to believe that Paterno was morally culpable for looking the other way while Sandusky was raping boys.

    The Sandusky case was a case of two major societal hysterias/obsessions colliding.

    If Sandusky had been a college hockey coach, the head coach wouldn't have thought twice about making sure the allegations were fully investigated.

    Unless you are truly just trolling, it's clear that you have absolutely zero faith in our legal system, so just say it. Either way, you should never be allowed around children.

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  • From the New York Times: John Hockenberry, Former WNYC Radio Host, Is Accused of Sexual Harassment By NIRAJ CHOKSHI DEC. 4, 2017 Add John Hockenberry, the award-winning New York Public Radio host, to the growing list of high-profile men in media to be publicly accused of sexual harassment in recent months. In an article published...
  • @anonymous
    From Wikipedia:

    In 1976, he was paralyzed while hitchhiking on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.[5] The driver of the car fell asleep and crashed, killing herself. Hockenberry's spinal cord was damaged, and he remains paralyzed without sensation or voluntary movement from the mid-chest down.

     

    And

    Hockenberry currently lives in New York City and in Massachusetts with his wife, Alison Craiglow Hockenberry, whom he married in 1995.[27] They have five children, including two sets of twins: Zoe, Olivia, Regan, Zachary, and Ajax.
     

    Two sets of twins? These days that normally means IVF, not natural conception.

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    How do they get the sperm if your willie is non-functional? Can they stick a needle in your balls or something? My very dimly remembered physiology makes me skeptical of that.
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  • Commenter A-Bax writes:
  • California has already been invaded by foreigners, and controlled by forces hostile to Americanism. Maybe we should revive some World War II terms for those who cooperated with occupying powers.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collaboration_with_the_Axis_Powers_during_World_War_II

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collaborationism

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  • From the NYT:
  • The embarrassing truth is that nearly all the other talk therapies are unproven also.

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  • Representative Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), a Puerto Rican, has long been the unsuccessful face of amnesty for Mexican illegal aliens in Congress. Today, Gutierrez announced he was not running for another term representing his hilariously gerrymandered "Earmuff" district in Chicago. Why? - Gutierrez concluded getting amnesty through was hopeless? - Weinsteingate? - He wants to make...
  • @Diversity Heretic
    The Dennis Hastert scandal suggests itself. Evidently Hastert himself started paying hush money once he left the House But this suggests that the Haster blackmailer was silent all the years that Hastert was not only in the House, but rose to be its Speaker. Not likely--I've always assumed that someone elose paid Hastert's hush money in return for political favors.

    Possible. Or maybe the blackmailers only increased their demands when Hastert started making millions of dollars. Or maybe Hastert retired and became a lobbyist to meet the demands of his blackmailer.

    Regardless, this is very bad for democratic government. If a politician can be destroy by unverifiable complaints from decades ago, then the blackmail possibilities are huge.

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  • How many politicians are being blackmailed right now?

    I assume that many politicians are as vulnerable as Al Franken and Roy Moore. An accuser can blab to the Wash. Post, or demand a confidential settlement. Or perhaps demand votes on particular issues. Or maybe make a deal with a middle man, where the middle man pays cash to the accuser and demands votes from the politician.

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    The Dennis Hastert scandal suggests itself. Evidently Hastert himself started paying hush money once he left the House But this suggests that the Haster blackmailer was silent all the years that Hastert was not only in the House, but rose to be its Speaker. Not likely--I've always assumed that someone elose paid Hastert's hush money in return for political favors.
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  • Yesterday, the New York Times ran two articles about an obscure heavy metal drummer in a small town in Ohio who articulates far right extremist views, such as that the media's telling of the Lessons of George Zimmerman (whom the NYT refers to as "the white man who shot the black teenager") was tendentious. Today,...
  • The NY Times says it removed the link to the site selling swastika armbands.

    Did anyone save it? Some readers here might want to do some Christmas shopping.

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  • ... is deafening.
  • Trump has also been ignoring another pop icon.

    During his recent interview, Eminem expressed his frustrations with Trump ignoring his BET freestyle. “I was and still am extremely angry,” the “Walk on Water” artist said. “I can’t stand that motherf**ker. I feel like he’s not paying attention to me. I was kind of waiting for him to say something and for some reason, he didn’t say anything.”

    https://www.bet.com/music/2017/11/20/eminem-donald-trump-bet-cypher.html

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  • Here's an editorial from The Guardian. This is not an op-ed by some random social justice jihadi, like the similar excoriation of Taylor Swift's whiteness that Buzzfeed ran a couple of weeks ago, this is an editorial representing the official stance of Britain's leading left-of-center broadsheet on the Taylor Swift Question: For example, practically everybody...
  • 60 million American voted for Trump. If it turns out that a pop star was one of them, then why is that so disturbing?

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    ...Americans voted for Trump
     
    They are the enemies of current Goodthinkers, and need to be taken out. One at a time, if need be; especially the prominent ones.
    , @AndrewR
    Because most leftists today seem to want to want to paint all Trump voters as irredeemably wicked and deserving of the worst fate.
    , @njguy73

    60 million American voted for Trump. If it turns out that a pop star was one of them, then why is that so disturbing?
     
    Because we are not a serious country.
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  • I'm sometimes asked my opinion on Net Neutrality. Unfortunately, I have a hard time remembering whether Net Neutrality is what we have right now or what we are being offered. (It's what we have now, right?) So, basically, I'm the last person who ought to be asked. But I do have a couple of general...
  • @biz
    Google and Facebook can spread their own propaganda but cannot block your access to, for example, this website. Without Net Neutrality, your ISP easily could. I get that you don't like the FANG companies, but the enemy of your enemy is not your friend.

    Actually, Google has seized Andrew Anglin’s web site, and blocked it. The reasons were purely political, such as disapproval of his comments about the Charlottesville protesters.

    It is true that you can still find him on Tor, and currently on a Hong Kong site. There would presumably be such work-arounds for sites that Comcast might block.

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  • @Almost Missouri
    I agree. The "Net Neutrality" debate is convoluted and made even more murky by the fact that the nomenclature is mostly dishonest.

    As best as I can tell, it was basically a preemptive shot in the fight by up-and-coming content providers (Facebook, Google, Netflix, etc.) to prevent network owners (cable firms, telcos) from exerting too much (i.e., any) control over them.

    The content providers cleverly positioned themselves as being proponents of "Neutrality", which no goodthinking person can oppose, and got the Obama administration to pass reams of eye wateringly dense regulations favoring themselves under the fake rubric "Net Neutrality". As subsequent events have proved, the content providers haven't the slightest intention of using their newly privileged position to be anything like "neutral" regarding the content they provide. So the net (heh) result is that the "Neutralists" are powerful, favored, and not neutral.

    The Trump administration, whether bowing to network owner lobbying or whether accurately seeing the serious threat from the pseudo-Neutralists, has indicated it will undo a lot of this Obama-era finagling, but exactly how is unclear.

    President Trump could clear a path for himself through the political/PR battlespace here with one of his classic tweets pointing out how "Net Neutrality" is a fake term that helps privileged monopolists to be non-neutral. Against fake "Neutrality", he could promote real freedom.

    Whether the new rules really would promote freedom ... ?

    For years, the Silicon Valley companies pleaded for no regulation of the internet. Now apparently they are big and powerful enough that their lobbyists can control the regulators, so they welcome certain regulatory efforts.

    A lot of regulations exist to benefit big business, not consumers. Net neutrality is an example.

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  • The internet worked just fine without regulation for most of its history. A couple of years ago, the Obama administration decided to start regulating it, with 100s of pages of net neutrality rules.

    My problem with net neutrality is that Google, Facebook, and Twitter have lobbied to exempt themselves from the rules. They can call themselves ISPs when the law benefits them, but they also reserve the right to block content on their network however they see fit.

    So net neutrality is really just a big power play so companies like Google, Facebook, and Twitter will have exclusive control over the content that most users see.

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    They can call themselves ISPs when the law benefits them, but they also reserve the right to block content on their network however they see fit.
     
    So the Cyber-Jew identifies as either website or ISP according to expediency?

    Imagine my shock.
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  • In the New York Times, op-ed columnist Bret Stephens, former editor of the Jerusalem Times, explains: I realize this is of little interest to Bret Stephens, but who is good for the Americans? It's okay to be gentile.
  • Wow. Stephens says that Bannon is a Zionist, but the Zionist Organization of America should snub him because he was the editor of Breitbart when it published an article about the Alt-Right that mentioned Richard Spencer as founding, with intellectuals, a web site “accused of racism”.

    Stephens says “Connect the dots.”

    It may be bad for Jews to encourage people to make these sort of “connect the dots” arguments. We might connect the dots on Stephens.

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  • From Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream: 7 Ways We Know Systemic Racism Is Real Ever hear someone say something like, “Hey, wow, great news everybody! Racism’s over! We fixed it!” ... Yeah, it seems there’s still a little something called systemic racism—and it’s real. Racism at Every Level of Society Systemic racism is about the...
  • @Pat Boyle
    One racial difference that is indisputable is lactose intolerance. Ben an Jerry's ice cream makes blacks and Asians sick - or at least uncomfortable. Only whites among the common races have the "white privilege" of being able to digest their ice cream.

    Kinda ironic what?

    Yes, systemic racism is built into ice cream, because it is engineered for the enjoyment of lactose tolerant white people.

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  • From the Topeka Capital Journal:
  • I hope they spend 2 hours pondering our current state of hysteria.

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  • From Buzzfeed: Taylor Swift’s Persona Is Not Built For 2017 In 2017, Swift is still absenting herself from the cultural conversation while simultaneously trying to center herself in it. Posted on November 10, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. Alanna Bennett BuzzFeed News Reporter Taylor Swift’s reputation is a complicated mess. ... Move over a little from...
  • Andrew Anglin is a fan of Taylor Swift, and he posts trolling neo-Nazi articles. Is that part of the problem with her?

    She has threatened to sue those who associate her with white supremacy.

    https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/11/taylor-swift-threatens-to-sue-blogger-who-connected-her-to-white-supremacists/

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    Pro-white trolling can be fun for its own sake, but it's also good from an accelerationist perspective: it makes people choose sides and cut to the chase.
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  • With the revelation this week that Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria's celebrated speech to Air Force Academy cadets denouncing white racists was inspired by yet another hate hoax by a black student, it's worth recounting the panic that swept over the Air Force Academy just hours after Silveria's oration. From the Daily Mail last September: Cadets...
  • A white student would have been expelled for racist messages. But not a black student? Apparently punishment is based on the color of the student’s skin.

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    Gee, ya think?
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  • It's long past time for social science research into what percentage of nationally reported hate incidents can be confirmed as hate crimes. A first step is creating a taxonomy of hate incidents, which I began in an earlier post. One odd category that needs to added are hate hoaxes that are not carried out by...
  • Here is another hate hoax.

    A black man confessed to spraying a racist graffiti on his own car as a Halloween prank, Kansas police said on Monday.

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/11/07/man-admits-spraying-racist-graffiti-on-his-own-car-police-said.html

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  • From CNN in September: From the Colorado Springs Gazette today:
  • If Silverio really meant what he said, then when is he going to expel the cadet who wrote those horrible and racist messages?

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  • From The Atlantic, an article implying (without quite stating) a conspiracy theory that the government fiddles with the Census counts by race to victimize nonwhites: Professor Autry seems to be even hazier on the exact years of the Civil War than
  • Maybe “white” will soon be synonymous with “white supremacist”, and hence not a race at all. Whites may have to check “other” or some euphemism that has not been invented yet.

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  • From the New York Times: Male Mammoths Died in ‘Silly Ways’ More Often Than Females, Study Finds Trilobites By NICHOLAS ST. FLEUR NOV. 2, 2017 Swallowed by a sinkhole. Washed away by a mudflow. Drowned after falling through thin ice. These are the fates that many unlucky mammoths suffered in Siberia thousands of years ago....
  • They could only use DNA to determine that the sex was male. Some of those mammoths could have identified as a different gender.

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    It's the body hair that's the giveaway. That and Big Hands.
    , @Rosamond Vincy
    Lol!
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  • From the New York Times: In Baltimore, "bad choices" don't kill, maps do:
  • The key to reading these articles is to assume that the author might have the cause-and-effect backwards.

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  • I've written a lot over the years about the Replication Crisis in the social sciences as academics attempt to emulate Malcolm Gladwell's success on the corporate conference circuit. The New York Times Magazine offers a long sympathetic article about the Power Posing lady at Harvard Business School who has made a lot of money off...
  • Gelman is merciless on those he accuses of sloppy statistics or ethical errors.

    If you over-sell your results, you could get criticism in proportion to the over-selling. I do not think that rule has changed.

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  • From the New York Times: That's why everybody confuses white albinos (such as rock stars Edgar and Johnny Winter) and black alibinos, such as model Diandra Forrest (shown below with her baby). Oh. Wait. People don't actually confuse white and black albinos. I said way back in 2000 in a VDARE article "Seven Dumb Ideas...
  • It was known that Europeans are descended from Neanderthals, and from Africans who left Africa 50 years ago. This research opens the possibility of those African ancestors having light skin, as they brought some of the genes for light skin.

    Some Africans have the gene for light skin, but do not actually have light skin. So there are presumably other genes influencing skin color, not covered by this study.

    The Atlantic article tries to imply that this info should be upsetting to white supremacists. I don’t see why.

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    It was known that Europeans are descended from Neanderthals
     
    No.
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  • From The Globe & Mail: Postcolonial parenting We thought we were raising an enlightened child, Tama Ward writes, but have we robbed our daughter of her cultural roots? TAMA WARD OCTOBER 4, 2017 At breakfast, in the glass-towered city of Vancouver, five-year-old Abigail looks glumly at her half-eaten bowl of cereal. "What is it, honey?"...
  • This is brilliant. It is so good that I cannot tell whether it is satire or not.

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  • From today's Science Denialism news in The Guardian: Testosterone Rex triumphs as Royal Society science book of the year Psychologist Cordelia Fine’s dissection of the myths that sustain assumptions about sexual difference acclaimed by judges as ‘a cracking critique’ ‘There are no essential male or female characteristics’ … Cordelia Fine Tuesday 19 September 2017 A...
  • One of Fine’s arguments is that she denies that men take more risks that women. She admits that men do more things that look risky, like tight-rope walking, but argues that those men take a lot of safety precautions so that they are not taking as much risk as it looks. On the other hand, women take more risks in other ways, such as buying lottery tickets! They just recklessly risk their money without doing anything the mitigate the risk.

    For some scientists who do acknowledge sex differences, and dispute Fine, here are a couple of examples.

    https://westhunt.wordpress.com/2017/03/20/old-t-rex/

    https://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/2017/01/20/are-male-and-female-brains-absolutely-identical/

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    I seem to recall a bit of a contretemps a few years ago when someone on the competition committee, and a woman to boot, said that in her opinion the reason women can't win in professional auto racing is their more pronounced aversion to taking risks.

    You can't drive balls out without balls!
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  • From The Guardian: It's time to take the 'great' white men of science off their pedestals Yarden Katz Tuesday 19 September 2017 ... As this latest controversy shows, science also has its monuments to white supremacy. Like Confederate monuments, these statues should be removed. They are daggers to the open wounds of communities that have...
  • It is funny to see elite Jews complaining about non-Jews and eugenics. Jews have practiced eugenics more than any other ethnic group. Apparently they want to keep their secret to themselves, so that they can better compete against non-Jews.

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  • Dr. Donna Zuckerberg (the sister of the richest, most powerful individual of his generation) began promoting her upcoming book Not All Dead White Men, a "study of the reception of Classics in Red Pill communities," in 2016 with articles in her own classics publication Eidolon such as: How to Be a Good Classicist Under a...
  • @EL Dato
    Teen Vogue

    Why does that even exist?

    I think the Mullahs are right on certain matters.

    Anyway, and while I'm against death threats of all kind, and although the writing makes me think about Rosa Luxemburg in spite of my forgiving character, I do want to become a card-carrying member of the Unholy Alliance. Toxic masculinity causing intersections, whether classic or not, to become unicultural? Hell yeah.

    You probably won’t recommend Teen Vogue for your teenaged daughter.

    NY Post:

    Teen Vogue’s “Guide to Anal Sex” is sparking a slew of outrage — including one mom so incensed, she burned a copy of the mag.

    The magazine posted the guide earlier this month, touting it as “the lowdown on everything you need to know about butt stuff, no matter who you are, whom you’re having sex with, or who you want to have sex with.”

    “This is anal 101, for teens, beginners, and all inquisitive folk,” it reads.

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    • Replies: @Jake
    That is what happens when you allow rich, liberated women to run magazines aimed at your teen daughters. Rich women in decadent cultures (and in the WASP world before it exhibited many outward signs of decadence) have a tendency to be fag-hags, which means they love to have their bestest gay boy BFFs re-make the magazines so that all the gay boys also want to flip through them.

    The result is stuff guides to anal sex for teen girls - giggle, giggle.

    Of course, many teen girls will decide that anal sex must be the height of fashion and anti-homophobia and get busy with it, after which most will not want to be hypocrites and oppose their 40 year neighbor for buggering their baby brother.
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  • From The Guardian: Lesbians tend to seem like they just got dealt an overal
  • @Pittsburgh Thatcherite
    Humans evolved in small tribes of hunter-gatherers.

    These tribes lived in violent competition with each other for scarce resources.

    Inside the tribe, men competed for women.

    Genetically-superior men gained sexual access to women, and strengthened the tribe by siring genetically-superior children.

    But excessive sexual competition inside the tribe led to men killing each other, which severely damaged the tribe’s ability to wage war against other tribes.

    Therefore the tribe evolved a mechanism for preventing competition for women from escalating into violence between men: homosexual men.

    These feminine men were an outlet for the aggression and unmet sexual needs of the tribe’s men.

    Interesting theory, but what would be the genetic mechanism? If the cause is genetic, then either the gays are reproducing, or their relatives are somehow propagating their genes.

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    If the cause is genetic, then either the gays are reproducing, or their relatives are somehow propagating their genes.
     
    Say a gene is recessive and does not express itself in the individual carrying the gene, but then is transmitted to an offspring in which it is not recessive and does express itself.

    Let's also say that this recessive gene increases the evolutionary fitness of the group (by reducing intragroup strife among males) but not the evolutionary fitness of the individual expressing it (i.e. gays don't reproduce).


    Couldn't this mechanism explain how this gene is carried forward and reproduced?

    In sum, the gene survives because it increases group fertility and fitness (by reducing mortality and intragroup strife among males .... a sort of safety valve if you will) even though when it is expressed it also at the same time decreases the fertility of the group by a factor of one.

    The individual who carries the gene in a recessive way benefits, because he and his other non gay offspring are likely to survive and reproduce in a stable society with minimal intragroup strife.

    It looks like a zero sum game, except in some instances its benefits to the group might outweigh its costs (reducing intragroup strife among males leads to increased group fitness and increased fertility)

    So, Gays are a sort of a sacrificial lamb or the cost of forming society around a group of competitive males.

    So Gays Take one for the Gipper .... jumping on the live hand grenade (alpha male intragroup sexual competitiveness) so that the group can survive.

    But then how does this explain female homosexuality?Does it reduce strife among alpha females in the group?

    Also does anyone know if homosexuality is ubiquitous? Does it exist, at least to some degree, in all societies in all times?

    This is an interesting article which suggests that homosexuality is not found in all cultures.

    https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2012/12/where-masturbation-and-homosexuality-do-not-exist/265849/

    Full disclosure, not a biologist or geneticist ....Anyone want to chime in?
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  • One of the odder developments of the Obama Age was the severe case of Islamophilia that broke out among Jewish liberals. From commenter Jay Fink: Commenter Tyrion replies: I know plenty like that. They are constantly posting on the topic ever since Merkel’s madness. They even go so far as to lionise the dreams of...
  • @Reg Cæsar

    Do they think that if Jews had made common cause with the Nazis early on that the Holocaust might have been avoided?
     
    Actually, some Zionist German Jews did make common cause with them, as they shared the view Europe wasn't the place for Jews to be. This was before the party was taken over by that faggot with the mustache who screwed everything up.

    Sure, a lot of Moslems are antisemitic and anti-Zionist. But a lot of American Jews don’t care what 20yo Moslem students are tweeting. It does not affect them. It is much more important to undermine white Christians, because in their view white Christians control America,

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  • If Jews are just pursuing their group interests, then their only serious rivals are white Christians. So they will do anything to boost the interests of Jews, and undermine white Christians. Importing Muslims is the best thing that they can do to undermine white Christians.

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    Not really. A large proportion of the antisemites (or at least individuals that are harrassing Zionist groups on college campuses) listed on Canary Mission are Muslim.
    https://canarymission.org/individuals/
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  • That's Dr. Donna Zuckerberg, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg's sister, declaring this week that her online classics magazine Eidolon won't tolerate dissenting opinions anymore. From Eidolon: Welcome to the New Eidolon! Donna Zuckerberg Silicon Valley-based Classics scholar. Editor of Eidolon. Aug 21 Today, as the moon temporarily blots out the sun, marks the beginning of Eidolon’s second...
  • It is funny how “unapologetic progressive and inclusive” means excluding certain viewpoints.

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  • David Brooks writes in the New York Times: Judging from this clip, Principal Skinner would appear to have what it takes to be the frontrunner for the job. Seriously, is there an Inner Party that actually understands itself? Is there really a Mustapha Mond such as at the end of “Brave New World” or an...
  • One possibility is that the Google CEO is successfully covering up embarrassing or illegal employment practices that are making a lot of money for the company. If so, there could be a business justification for keeping him.

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  • The Establishment is freaking out over one unknown Google worker circulating a well-reasoned dissent against all the anti-white male propagandizing and programs that Google has subjected their hardworking employees to in recent years. Keep in mind that during the triumphant years in which Google ascended to its near monopoly status, it didn't pay much attention...
  • From Google: “I’m not going to link to it here as it’s not a viewpoint that I or this company endorses, promotes or encourages.” … “Building an open, inclusive environment is core to who we are, and the right thing to do. ‘Nuff said. “

    She has a funny idea about what “open” means. She could have linked to the document, and explained where it goes wrong. That should have been more convincing if she had good facts and arguments to support her opinions. Instead, she mainly hopes that fewer people read the essay.

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    I’m not going to link to it here as it’s not a viewpoint that I or this company endorses, promotes or encourages.

    "Not going to link to it," is an interesting pre-search-engine way to hide something which is only as far away as speaking "Google employee racist screed" into your phone and glancing at the top results. Although if I was a Google employee I'd use Bing for the search to confuse the corporate tracking.

    My thoughts reading the blog was that this is well written, completely reasonable, and shows a lot of inside knowledge of the Google hiring and promotional process. All of the internal lingo like "PERF" was used very fluently and naturally. Seems legit and like someone who has been there for quite a few years. It does have a classical liberal viewpoint, of the "affirmative action is still racism" variety rather than the "send them back to Africa" blowhard that some of the commenters here seem to have today.
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  • From Business Insider: 'Don't put that guy in front of the cameras again': Fox News host unloads on Stephen Miller after altercation with CNN reporter Mark Abadi Fox News commentator Eric Bolling harshly criticized White House adviser Stephen Miller for his altercation with a CNN reporter at Wednesday's press briefing. "Listen, he’s a brilliant guy,...
  • That poem by the gift shop is about “wretched refuse”. Are we really going to import the world’s “wretched refuse” because of a stupid poem?

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    Are we really going to import the world’s “wretched refuse” because of a stupid poem?
     
    Emma Lazarus wanted cheap maids. What she didn't want was low-class Ashkenazim invading her Sephardic paradise in Newport.
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  • From the New York Times: In George Romero’s Zombie Films, the Living Were a Horror Show, Too By A. O. SCOTT and JASON ZINOMAN JULY 17, 2017 The director George A. Romero, whose six zombie movies represent a towering landmark of horror, died on Sunday of lung cancer. Our critics Jason Zinoman and A.O. Scott...
  • As others have pointed out above, AO Scott has grossly misunderstood the racial angle to the movie.

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  • From the London School of Economics' blog on British Politics and Policy: Is tribalism racist? Antiracism norms and immigration Are ethnically-motivated restrictions on immigration racist? Eric Kaufmann draws on new data from an 18-country survey to explain how people answered this question and how their answer affects their own support for higher or lower immigration...
  • The questioner seems to assume that “racist is, for most people, to be immoral”. Why not just ask directly if “ethnically-motivated restrictions on immigration” are immoral?

    Yes, of course it is racist to make racial distinctions in immigration or any other policy. Except for open borders, it is hard to imagine any immigration policy that is not racist, either directly or indirectly.

    I am surprised that there were not more Trump voters who said that the restrictions were literally racist, but good policy anyway.

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    Immigration is NOT a right, only a privilege. Withholding privileges is not the same as denying rights. So it is not "racism" since there is no inherent right to immigrate.
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  • Are there characters with autistic/Aspergery traits in Shakespeare or Dickens or other literary greats of the past? In what dramatist or novelist do these seemingly now common traits first appear unmistakably? We tend to assume that human nature doesn’t change, but I don’t recall meeting anybody on the autism spectrum until in high school around...
  • Roger says: • Website

    Asperger Syndrome has been dropped from the DSM-5, so yes, a lot of people do not believe that it is a real disorder.

    There is no one in real life like the Rain Man character. He had genius intelligence and some charming eccentric habits and had to be institutionalized with no contact with his brother. Pure fiction.

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    I have no idea how realistic Rain Man was, but for the record he didn't necessarily have to be institutionalized and have no contact with his brother. As I recall, his father sent him away because he didn't know how to deal with him, and maybe because he was ashamed of him. The final instigating factor being when Rain Man injured his baby brother with scalding bathwater.

    There's no telling whether Rain Man couldn't have grown up to be more independent and self-sufficient under different circumstances.
    , @Art Deco
    IIRC, the phenomenon of the Idiot-Savant was identified in 1937 or thereabouts. They exist but they're quite rare.

    The fictional Rain Man was not someone of 'genius level intelligence'. He had an exceptional memory and an ability to count or compute with great rapidity.
    , @Roger Sweeny
    Asperger Syndrome has been dropped from the DSM-5, so yes, a lot of people do not believe that it is a real disorder.

    Asperger's hasn't been dropped from DSM-5. It has been merged with autism, along with two other autism variants from DSM-4. You can still charge insurance for treating people with what used to be called Asperger's Syndrome (basically, if it isn't in DSM, insurance companies won't pay for therapy related to it).
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  • Over at VDARE.com, a demographer points out that all my scary graphs lately have been based on the U.N. Population Division's optimistic-sounding "medium fertility variant" in which total fertility rates magically converge toward 1.85 babies per woman by the end of the century. But what if Africans just go on doing what comes natural? The...
  • You keep posting these charts, but 97% of the world’s smart people say that the big problem of the 21st century is that global warming is going to raise sea level by 2-3 feet.

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    I think your tone is meant to be sarcastic; the "...97% of the world's smart people say..." clearly implies that.

    Would that rising sea levels were the only consequence of global warming! Because the excess carbon has to go somewhere, much of it is going into the oceans as carbonic acid. This makes the oceans more acidic, and more difficult (among other things) for sea organisms to form shells. See:
    https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/rising-acidity-in-the-ocean/

    What is your personal experience? Do insects prefer warm temperatures to cold ones? Do fungi prefer warm temperatures to cold ones? Those (like Svante Arrhenius and, apparently, Anatoly Karlin) who see warmer temperatures as a certain boon to agriculture might well be mistaken. Just apply more pesticides? I am a beekeeper; honeybees and other pollinators are in serious jeopardy now, largely as a result of neonicotinoid pesticides now widely in use in the US (though now banned in Europe).

    Climate models by professional climatologists [insert laugh track here if so inclined] predict more storms, and more serious storms, in the future. This will negatively impact agriculture.

    If you have spent a summer in a large American inner city, you know that long periods of hot weather stress the human organism and make people irritable, resulting in more social friction. I don't think many of the 5 billion future Africans will have air conditioners. I swear by the Prophet Malthus that there will be more violence in a hotter Africa and world. This will have the benefit of reducing population (the hard way, which is probably the only way the trick can be turned). Perhaps we should ensure that all Africans have access to cheap and reliable firearms and ammunition.

    People on these alt-right or alt-light or conservative websites seem to "think" that because the libtards and globalists believe in global warming, it must be false. Is that sound reasoning?
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  • Here are the 2017 population estimates by the United Nations for four famous European countries -- the United Kingdom, France, Germany, and Italy -- and four obscure African countries -- Congo, Tanzania, Uganda, and Niger. According to the UN's Population Division, these little known countries will come to dwarf Europe's traditional Great Powers in numbers...
  • When you draw these charts, how about adding curves for other pressing 21st century problems, such sea level rise or the use of non-white non-Jewish actors in Hollywood.

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  • The concept of Americans retiring to Latin America due to the lower cost of living has been around for a long time. When I was seven, I went with my parents to check out the American retirement colony at Lake Chapala in Mexico (where Fred Reed now lives) in 1966. But the idea has never...
  • Do those countries have good internet connections? Phone service? English language TV?

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    English language TV?
     
    English-language TV is the greatest force for evil the world has ever known. It is the wellspring of multiculti worship, Trump-bashing, and all such unholy bullshit.

    Smash your television and free your mind.
    , @Triumph104
    Speaking of technology, Ecuador has restrictions on the number of electronic goods that a traveler can bring into the country duty-free. There may be a tax on items over the limit.

    1 new and 1 unit used the following portable items: photographic cameras; imagesetter; PDA or PC tablet (tablet); Portable global positioning system (GPS) ;. Laptop and peripherals (mouse, headphones, cameras, keyboard, and the like); Video games console (portable or not); Electronic calculator ;

    1 new or used unit, of the following goods: Player image / video or portable sound; TV (up to 24 “); Desktop computer and its peripherals (mouse, headphones, cameras, keyboard, scanner and the like); Binoculars; Projection apparatus and screen; Computer monitor up to 22 “; Printer; and, telephone or fax.

    If found two or more units of the items in the above list regardless of the second unit is new or used, it shall be deemed taxable goods.

    http://ecuadorresources.com/what-can-you-bring-with-you-to-ecuador/
     

    , @res
    A good internet connection goes a long way towards covering the other two. Well, not cell phone coverage I guess, but the landline aspect.
    , @Pepe

    Do those countries have good internet connections? Phone service? English language TV?
     
    In central Mexico, I pay about $45.00 US a month to a cable company that provides internet, cable and phone service.

    The internet is 20 mbps, which allows me to work online. I get around 200 cable channels, about half of which are HD including 20 pay movie channels. All English language entertainment and sports channels are available in English. The phone service is unlimited calls for Mexico, the US and Canada, including cell phones.

    I could get Netflix and stuff like that, but I really would rather watch less tv. Most big US and European films will play down here with Spanish subtitles. I do miss some of the smaller independent or foreign films, but I sense fewer of these are being made. At any rate, I check movie review sites weekly and make notes on any films I might want to see and order them from Amazon or look for them when I go up to the US once or twice a year for weekly trips. Pirated dvd's cost about 75 US cents and will pretty much cover all films released in Mexico.
    , @Jack D
    I can't speak to Ecuador specifically, but because the US was the earliest adopter of cell phone technology and because of our tendency toward unregulated oligopoly carriers, the US in general has among the worst and highest cost cell phone service in the world. Ditto for internet service. We think of the US being ahead on this kind of stuff but sadly when you go abroad you realize that we have fallen behind on a lot of things. Most 3rd world countries would be ashamed to have an airport like La Guardia. We have spent all of our treasure on wars, on welfare, on security theater, on unnecessary college degrees, on all sorts of BS and have badly neglected our infrastructure

    English TV - this can be satisfied with streaming services if you have good enough internet or cell service, which you probably will. You can also get a satellite dish of some kind.

    Phone - most 3rd worldish places never had good wireline service to begin with (usually run, badly, by the local post office) so most people switched to cell long ago. Wireline phone service is a relic - I know a lot of seniors are used to having it and it is not without its advantages, but it's somewhere up there with carburetors and tube TVs on the list of obsolete technologies.
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  • From Politico: Trump Is America’s Most Honest President He just can’t help himself from blurting out the truth—even when it’s self-sabotage. By VIRGINIA HEFFERNAN May 23, 2017 ... Donald Trump cannot keep a secret. In fact, the “liar president,” as his opponents would have it, might just be the most pathologically unsecretive—dare I say, honest—president...
  • Did Trump say “They’re rapists” or “Their rapists”? He may have meant the latter, making the meaning a little different.

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  • From the New York Times editorial page:
  • I am assuming that the movie is some sort of racial parody. After all, there really are white ppl who are afraid to go into black neighborhoods, and who would get out fast if they stumbled into an area with too many blacks.

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  • From the New York Times: Why not just use the term most relevant to the continued financial success of the New York Times: "A customer of Carlos Slim"?
  • My problem with all those terms is that they are not pejorative enough. None imply harm to the USA. Yes, “illegal” means against the law, but opposition to illegal aliens is not based just on them being illegal. It is that they are foreign invaders who will collectively do harm to the nation.

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    You are looking for the word I use:

    Invader.
    , @AndrewR
    Unlike your ancestors, of course.
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  • From the New York Times: What Did Neanderthals Leave to Modern Humans? Some Surprises Claudia Dreifus A CONVERSATION WITH JAN. 20, 2017 Geneticists tell us that somewhere between 1 and 5 percent of the genome of modern Europeans and Asians consists of DNA inherited from Neanderthals, our prehistoric cousins. At Vanderbilt University, John Anthony Capra,...
  • It is strange that Capra is so hostile to the so-called “racist inquiries”. He studies the effects of Neanderthal genes, and claims that they were significant. Then he is offended by those who have the genes and are interested in the significance.

    Capra accuses them of “ideas of white superiority”, but then says that they were not bothered by the notion that Neanderthal DNA might have been bad for them. So maybe they were just proud to be part Neanderthal, whether it is better or worse.

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  • On August 5th, Michael Morell, a former acting Director of the CIA, pilloried GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, concluding that he was an “unwitting agent of Russia.” Morell, who entitled his New York Times op-ed “I Ran the CIA and now I’m endorsing Hillary Clinton,” described the process whereby Trump had been so corrupted. According...
  • They recruited a useful idiot, to be useful, idiotically.
    That is what idiots do: act idiotically. Good hustlers crack this code and put them to good use.
    This is not rocket science. It is widely known and widely understood.
    Please stop acting like it is incoherent or incomprehensible. It isn’t flattering to you.

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    He is an idiot - from the DC' main stock of incompetent opportunists. Morell is a perfect fit for the Butcheress of Libya:
    "...as is characteristic of chickenhawks, it is highly unlikely that he was intending that either he or his immediate family should go out and cut the throats or blow the heads off of those foreign devils who seek to derail the Pax Americana. Nor would he expect to be in the firing line when the relatives of those victims seek revenge. Someone else with the proper training would be found to do all that messy stuff and take the consequences."
    There have been no consequences for the crimes committed by the murderous psychopaths - that's the problem!
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  • From Bloomberg: A billion African refugees won't happen in the next few economic cycles, but it's good that somebody fashionable has at least put the B-Word out there for contemplation.
  • Yes, a billion refugees are coming. And when they do, everyone will say that no one could have anticipated such a large number.

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  • From the Wall Street Journal:
  • Pinker seems to be hinting that he is relying on some papers that are about to be published. Are these papers on a preprint server somewhere? Does anyone have the references to back up what he says?

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  • From the New York Times: The media need to stop worrying about this vast influx of military age Muslim single men into Europe and refocus the public's attention on
  • The female migrants are probably smart enough to figure that it may help to tell stories of rape, domestic violence, microagressions, workplace harassment, unpaid maternity leave, and any other feminist talking point to get the sympathy of the European do-gooders.

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  • I haven't talked much about the refugee crisis because at this point I'm in a "wait & see" mode. It seems almost fantastical that relatively small northern European countries should allow themselves to be demographically overwhelmed in less than a generation, but that isn't a totally crazy proposition. But we should be cautious about extrapolations....
  • Erik Sieven: The top 0.1% want to bring in immigrants to displace American workers. Most Americans do not agree with that.

    CupOfCanada says: “Sweden can either increase it’s birth rate, bring in immigrants, or watch its economy decline.”

    No, that is not the choice. The immigrants might increase GDP, but they will surely lower the Swedish standard of living.

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    No, that is not the choice. The immigrants might increase GDP, but they will surely lower the Swedish standard of living.
     
    Sweden's standard of living will lower itself if Sweden doesn't fix it's demographic decline. You can't have a handful of workers supporting a legion of ill retirees.

    @AlexT, @Horpor - and yet in Canada we don't seem to have these problems. Part of that is likely from our immigration controls - we admit a massive number of immigrants, but are fairly selective on who those immigrants are, but having traveled in Europe too, I can't help but feel a lot of the difference is because Muslim immigrants just feel more welcome here. And there's nothing stopping Europe from adopting a more sensible immigration policy too, the current crisis notwithstanding.

    The reality is that kid who moved here from Saudi Arabia at 2 is just as Canadian as the kid who's great-great-great-great grand parents came here as United Empire Loyalists. Or at least that's the ideal. People just feel more comfortable integrating into societies that more fully welcome them. Maybe Europeans need to reconstruct their own ideas of nationalism to be based shared values rather than shared history or ethnicity. Or just cast aside nationalism completely.

    I realize this won't be the most popular view, but yah.
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  • From the NYT on 11/13/15: The G.O.P. at an Immigration Crossroads NOV. 13, 2015 728 COMMENTS David Brooks It’s no exaggeration to say that the next six months will determine the viability of the Republican Party. The demographics of this country are changing. This will be the last presidential election cycle in which the G.O.P.,...
  • Okay, if MacDonald failed to mention that Jews tend to be left-wing, he should have mentioned that. And maybe also be a little more precise about why he was citing Foucault.

    And prominent Jews are not 100% pro-immigration (except for Israel). Maybe only 90%.

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  • @The Undiscovered Jew
    And how about page 199 of the Culture of Critique. MacDonald cites a quote from Michel Foucault (gentile Frenchman) that supposedly as proof the Frankfurt School exerted influence on Foucault's ideas.

    The actual 1983 interview with Foucault states that Frankfurt School was unknown to him and had little influence on French liberalism. Then, in a comment that undermines the whole thesis of MacDonald's chapter on the Frankfurt School, Foucault mentions his surprise that he came to "very similar" conclusions to those of the Frankfurt: This suggests the Frankfurt School ideology was not a "Jewish" ideology because a French gentile reached very similar conclusions:

    Another indication of MacDonald being deceptive:

    The Culture of Critique, pg 199


    Reflecting the congruence between the Frankfurt School and contemporary
    postmodernism, the enormously influential postmodernist Michel Foucault
    stated, “If I had known about the Frankfurt School in time, I would have been
    saved a great deal of work. I would not have said a certain amount of nonsense
    and would not have taken so many false trails trying not to get lost, when the
    Frankfurt School had already cleared the way” (in Wiggershaus 1994, 4).
    Whereas the strategy of the Frankfurt School was to deconstruct universalist,
    scientific thinking by the use of “critical reason,” postmodernism has opted for
    complete relativism and the lack of objective standards of any kind in the
    interests of preventing any general theories of society or universally valid
    philosophical or moral systems (Norris 1993, 287ff). 145

    Contemporary postmodernism and multiculturalist ideology (see, e.g., Gless
    & Hermstein Smith 1992) have adopted several central pillars of the Frankfurt
    School: the fundamental priority of ethics and values in approaching education
    and the social sciences; empirical science as oppressive and an aspect of social
    domination; a rejection of the possibility of shared values or any sense of
    universalism or national culture (see also Jacoby’s [1995, 35] discussion of
    “post-colonial theory” — another intellectual descendant of the Frankfurt School);
    a “hermeneutics of suspicion” in which any attempt to construct such universals
    or a national culture is energetically resisted and “deconstructed” — essentially
    the same activity termed by Adorno “negative dialectics.” There is an implicit
    acceptance of a Balkanized model of society in which certain groups and their
    interests have a priori moral value and there is no possibility of developing a
    scientific, rational theory of any particular group, much less a theory of pan-
    human universals. Both the Frankfurt School and postmodernism implicitly
    accept a model in which there is competition among antagonistic groups and no
    rational way of reaching consensus, although there is also an implicit double
    standard in which cohesive groups formed by majorities are viewed as
    pathological and subject to radical criticism.


    http://stunlaw.blogspot.de/2013/07/foucault-and-frankfurt-school.html

    Excerpt from an Interview conducted by Gerard Raulet in 1983 and published as "Structuralism and Post-Structuralism: An Interview with Michel Foucault," in Telos 55 (Spring 1983), 7, 95-217, reproduced in Kritzman (1990: 17-47).

    Now, the striking thing is that France knew absolutely nothing - or only vaguely, only very indirectly - about the current of Weberian thought. Critical Theory was hardly known in France and the Frankfurt School was practically unheard of. This, by the way, raises a minor historical problem which fascinates me and which I have not been able to resolve at all. It is common knowledge that many representatives of the Frankfurt School came to Paris in 1935, seeking refuge, and left very hastily, sickened presumably - some even said as much - but saddened anyhow not to have found more of an echo. Then came 1940, but they had already left for England and the U.S., where they were actually much better received. The understanding that might have been established between the Frankfurt School and French philosophical thought - by way of the history of science and therefore the question of the history of rationality - never occurred. And when I was a student, I can assure you that I never once heard the name ofthe Frankfurt School mentioned by any of my professors.

    FOUCAULT: Now, obviously, if I had been familiar with the Frankfurt School, if I had been aware of it at the time, I would not have said a number of stupid things that I did say and I would have avoided many of the detours which I made while trying to pursue my own humble path - when, meanwhile, avenues had been opened up by the Frankfurt School. It is a strange case of non-penetration between two very similar types of thinking which is explained, perhaps, by that very similarity. Nothing hides the fact of a problem in common better than two similar ways of approaching it.

    Undiscovered Jew: The orthodox Jews may be right-wing authoritarian, and the more secular Jews are left-wing authoritarian. Either way, Jews are authoritarian. Do you have any evidence to the contrary? And what does this have to do with immigration?

    Foucault denies that his professors knew the name “Frankfurt School”. Yawn. Maybe they used another name. It is very common for academic big-shots to deny being influenced by others. They want people to believe that they are completely original, and they are usually lying.

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  • @The Undiscovered Jew
    You are quite a piece of work. You malign MacDonald without ever having read anything he’s written. Suffice it to say, he is right, and you are a blind ethnocentrist.

    I have read his work. The problem for MacDonald is his Culture of Critique doesn't match his evidence, and often contradicts it.

    For example, in CofC, MacDonald uses a study to show Jews are highly authoritarian, while the actual study shows Jews scored among the least authoritarian of any ethnic/religious group. This looks like clear fraud, and I think it's more than reasonable that his history of Jewish immigration lobbying from 1880 to 1965 is also fraudulent.

    Please explain his use of this study on religious authoritarianism:

    http://web.archive.org/web/20090411051702/http://www.people.hbs.edu/dlieberman/lieberman.jewsRaceEmpire.pdf

    Kevin MacDonald:

    Altemeyer (1988, 2) defines “right-wing authoritarianism” as involving three central attributes: submission to legitimate authority; aggression toward individuals that is sanctioned by the authorities; adherence to social conventions. Clearly, individuals high on these traits would be ideal members of cohesive human group evolutionary strategies. Indeed, such attributes would define the ideal Jew in traditional societies: submissive to the kehilla authorities, strongly adherent to within – group social conventions such as the observance of Jewish religious law, and characterized by negative attitudes toward gentile society and culture seen as manifestations of an outgroup. Consistent with this formulation, high scorers on the Right-Wing Authoritarianism Scale (RWA) tend to be highly religious; they tend to be the most orthodox members of their denomination; they believe in group cohesiveness, group loyalty, and identify strongly with ingroups (Altemeyer 1994, 134; 1996, 84). Without question, traditional Jewish society and contemporary Jewish Orthodox and fundamentalist groups are highly authoritarian by any measure. Indeed, Rubenstein (1996) found that Orthodox Jews were higher on RWA than “traditional Jews,” and both of these groups were higher than secular Jews.59

    The real study:

    [A]re “very accepting” subjects equally authoritarian in all religions? Or do different denominations (as argued earlier) produce different levels of authoritarianism even among the strongly committed? If we examine just those subjects who answered the (0-5) “still accept” question with either a “4” or a “5” (that is, they indicated they “nearly completely” or “completely” accepted the religious beliefs taught them in childhood), who do you think were the most authoritarian of all these “true believers”? Fundamentalists (185.1) and Mennonites (185.3) among the students, Mennonites (202.1) and Fundamentalists (208.5) among the parents. The (rarer) United Church members, Anglicans, and Jews who were just as accepting of their religions scored about 25 points lower. True-believing Catholics and Lutherans lay somewhere in between. 61

    So not only are Jews among the least authoritarian of religious groups, according to Altemeyer highly religious Jews are among the least authoritarian of the highly religious.

    To The Undiscovered Jew: I am not sure what your hatred for Kevin MacDonald has to do with the subject matter. The obvious explanation for your alleged discrepancy is that Jews are left-wing authoritarians, and not right-wing authoritarians.

    Among prominent Jewish politicians, columnists, public figures, and intellectuals, it appears to me that the great majority of them are pro-immigration (for everywhere but Israel) and are left-wing authoritarians.

    But I could be wrong. If this is not true, please give me some examples or facts. Name-calling against MacDonald is not convincing. I see Steve has given 5 examples. Half of them I did not know were Jewish. That helps.

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